Glossary of Library Terms
There are currently 12 Terminology in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Rare Book Room
See the entry for theÂ Smith Rare Book Room.
A service to request that a library item be returned before the original due date.Â To request a recall,Â ask a librarianÂ or go to theÂ Information Desk.Â
The collection of information about an item listed in a database.Â For example, a record for a journal article will contain citation information (author, title, journal title, publication information, volume number, date, page numbers) as well asÂ subject headings, anÂ abstract, and other information.Â A record inÂ Davidson Library WorldCatÂ contains citation information as well as subject headings, a call number, and information about the item's status.
See the entry forÂ peer review.
(a) A library service; reference librarians assist students and faculty with research and information needs.
The title for the bibliography in APA style.Â See also the entry forÂ bibliography.
An online tool that allows users to keep, manage, share, and use citations and create bibliographies.Â RefWorks is available to Davidson faculty, staff, and students.Â For more information about how to use RefWorks, see theÂ RefWorks guide.
A collection of Davidson College LibraryÂ guides.Â These guides are organized by discipline and, in some cases, class.Â LibraryÂ databasesÂ are located in the research guides.
A service offered by librarians to current Davidson students, faculty, and staff.Â Meet with a librarian to discuss research strategies and possible information sources for projects, assignments, papers, presentations, and the like.Â For information about how to get research help, see theÂ Ask a Librarian guide.
An opportunity to receive drop-in research help from librarians in the Fishbowl.Â Hours vary during the semester;Â ask a librarianÂ for more information.
See the entry forÂ course reserves.
(a) A periodical devoted to critical articles on new works.